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CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:45pm EDT
to the fundamental disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama. and that is that we will fundamentally change the focus of the economic policies. we will focus on the middle- class because it is when the middle class is growing that the economy grows and everybody does well. much as the focus on corporate america. >> i think the commission also. it is a privilege to be here and speak with americans. a good barometer here to see if this was a good time are a bad time in america's economy -- go to a kids' soccer game on saturday and turn any parent on the sideline and say how are you feeling about the economy and i bet you you will hear some fear in that parents voice. fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. did we just take a major hit with those investments? fear about how will we afford to send our kids to college. a fear as small-business owners on how we will bar any made to increase inventory or hire more people. the barometer will be resoundingly that our economy is hurting and the federal government has
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
and continue to harm our economy. >> moderator: senator? biden: charge is absolutely not true. barack obama did not vote to raise taxes. the vote she's referring to, john mccain voted the exact same way. it was a budget procedural vote. john mccain voted the same way, it did not raise taxes. number two, using the standard that the governor uses, john mccain voted 477 times to raise taxes. it's a bogus standard. but if you notice, gwen, the governor did not answer the question about deregulation. did not answer the question of defending john mccain about not going along with the deregulation, letting wall street run wild. he did support deregulation almost across the board. that's why we got -- >> moderator: would you like to have an opportunity to answer that? palin: i'm still on the tax thing because i want to correct you on that again, and i want to let you know what i did as a governor or mayor, i'm going to talk straight to the american people and let 'em know my track record also. as mayor every year i was in office, i did reduce taxes. i eliminated personal property taxes and eliminated s
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama, and that is that the -- we're going to fundamentally change the focus of the economic policy. we're going to focus on the middle class, because it's -- when the middle class is growing, the economy grows and everybody does well, not just focus on the wealthy and corporate america. >> thank you, senator. governor palin? >> thank you, gwen. and i thank the commission, also. i appreciate this privilege of being able to be here and speak with americans. you know, i think a good barometer here, as we try to figure out has this been a good time or a bad time in america's economy, is go to a kid's soccer game on saturday, and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them, "how are you feeling about the economy?" and i'll bet you, you're going to hear some fear in that parent's voice, fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. the barometer there, i think, is going to be resounding that our economy is hurting and the federal government has not provided the sound oversight that
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. senator rob portman, was he a tougher debater in those practice sessions than president obama turned out to be? >> senator portman is very effective. i think president obama and i both have a good chance to describe our respective views as to how we'd do a better job. and i, frankly, think i benefited from the fact that rather than having people learn about me from ads prepared by my opposition, they got to actually hear what i would do for myself. and i think that helped me. i think the president also got to lay out his plans and people were able to make a comparison. but as for rob portman, he's a pretty effective guy. >> were you surprised by the president's performance? >> well, i actually thought he described pretty appropriately and pretty effectively his policies. i just happened to disagree with those policies. i mean, when we talked about the economy, he really is not proposing anything he hasn't talked about for the last four years, which is another stimulus, hiring more government workers, picking winners and losers in industries that he favors, raising taxes. these are ideas
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
? >> paul what boggs the former starbucks counsel and obama supporter. doug was senator john mccain's economic adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign. and paula, what does business want to hear? we heard an awful lot about bowles-simpson today, heard them talking about cnbc earlier. is that what business is looking for? >> business really wants to hear a plan that is built for the future. the economy is hurting right now and the very most important thing here is to stop the bleeding, continue the growth. it is really important to hear a vision for the future that includes fiscal responsibility, but also recognizes we're in this together. >> you know, doug, you think about a plan for the future, and what i have heard from just about everybody who endorses bowles-simpson it should not be taking place overnight, they would like to see something down the road. where do you think we start getting some traction with that and get both sides working together? >> i think the important thing tonight becky, is to first hear an appreciation of the business community. the past four ye
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
. they're here working on that. they will only say that president obama is again spars with senator john kerry and reading through a lot of materials to get ready for the debate. reporters who are at president obama's hotel where he's prep e preparing right now have already seen a number of advisers walking around with thick binders. so clearly preparations and practice has begun for the day. but president obama's spothers say in order to win the debate has to deliver a stronger, sharper performance. he has to answer mitt romney's attacks in a sharper way. we heard from one of the supporters today on "meet the press" christine reid. take a listen. >> i think it's a challenge. i think the president has to step up. he wen onto win the second and the third. history remembers winners. >> i can also tell you both candidates will have to spend more time on foreign policy this time around. that will be a big top you can on tuesday. >> kristen welker. many thanks for that. i'm joined by cnbc washington correspondent john harwood and politics reporter for "usa today", jackie kucinich, daughter o
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
with the president. with a good sunday to you, my friend. let's talk about the preps under way in the obama camp and how does it contrast with normforme governor romney's. >> good afternoon to you, alex. this is a town hall debate, so both are tailoring to that. mitt romney is sparring with ohio senator rob partman. i'm told he's already engaged in several telephone town halls. he's had several time to prep leading up to today. those who know mitt romney say this really plays to his strength. romney's challenge is going to be match the performance he delivered in the first debate. and that gets us to president obama. he has to sharpen his performance after the first debate that many described as lack laster. the aides say they're going to adjust his strategy. they're here working on that. they will only say that president obama is again spars with senator john kerry and reading through a lot of materials to get ready for the debate. reporters who are at president obama's hotel where he's prep e preparing right now have already seen a number of advisers walking around with thick binders. so clea
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
on the obama administration after a tense house hearing thursday. the senate will now begin their own investigation into the attack. joining me now is the former state department officer and former deputy director of the national security network. joel, glad to have you here. vice president biden criticized for saying he did not know u.s. officials in benghazi had even asked for more support. today, delaware attorney general beau biden coming to his father's defense. >> he was speaking for himself and the president, as you heard jay carney tell you in the briefing room the other day. >> do you think the average voters understands the difference between the state department knowing about those requests and the white house knowing? >> i think the average voter will understand this as this is communicated publicly, and it needs to be communicated. what can't happen is that there becomes a sense that this went to the president's desk. the president does not approve every request for funding for security at our consulates and our embassies overseas. certainly, the administration has been h
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
is the strategy behind both of these men. look at results from 2008 now with senator mccain and senator obama. it ohio it went democratic, went blue, a huge victory for the president then. but just yesterday he went back right here to the heart of the state, that is franklin county, capital city, columbus. he was at ohio state university driving up younger vote there where he found so many votes just four years ago. now you see why he is going back yet again. if you then look at governor romney's strategy today, he is not going to columbus but going just north of it in delaware county. huge growth in this county. an offshoot of columbus and overhere in knox county where we saw john roberts. if you start to see the strategy now as for why ohio is so critical and the number of times, for governor romney, he is spending three of the next four-days in ohio alone, and you see in that what if scenario how critical that could be in the end four weeks away. martha, back to you. martha: thanks, bill. focus shifts to the vice-president deng debate which happens tomorrow night. earlier i sat down once a
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
obama. >> both candidates, though, in ohio today. ohio state senator nina turner, thank you for your time. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> absolutely. >>> we're following breaking news out of bellefonte, pennsylvania, sentencing day for jerry sandusky. and as the judge put it he'll be spending the rest of his life behind bars. i'll talk with an attorney who represents certain victims. >>> plus, vice president biden and debate prep against paul ryan. how they're prepping for the big face-off come thursday. and what is your advice for the vice president and congressman ryan ahead of the thursday debate? tweet me your comments or video pointers @thomasaroberts or on facebook. i know what you're thinking. it's a hot white number, but what a hassle to care for! all that pre-treating and chlorine bleach. and don't even think about working up a sweat in the club! ♪ i use tide vivid detergent and boost. they keep my whites looking like new, wash after wash. tell me... yes. ...do you sell a matching jegging? that's my tide, and that's how i break the rules of white. [ female announcer ] t
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tax increase. that's a great plan. obama wants higher tax rates, and schumer, the leader in the senate, made that clear as well, so it's between romney wanting to cut your tax rates and obama wanting to increase your top tax rates. that's the difference between the two parties. >> all right. dean baker, get you into this discussion. you know, dean, the brookings institute supports lower tax rates and knocking out deductions. that's what they want. everybody in washington except team obama. obama's idea, and biden's idea is to jack up tax rates for the upper end. lord knows what they are going to do with deductions. that isn't tax reform. they are the odd people out. >> well, lord doesn't know what governor romney wants to do. that's what we're trying to figure out. maybe representative ryan will be able to tell us tonight because the point was he's saying he wants it to be revenue neutral. he's told us how much he wants to cut taxes for the wealthy, and then he says he's not going to eliminate the tax deductions for middle-income people. that doesn't add up. >> it does add up. i've got
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
numbers are factored in there, though. obama campaign surrogate, senator dick durbin, thanks for being with us. >> sure. good to be with you. >> appreciate that. the headline is did obama just throw the entire election away? and it gets worse from there. tell me a little bit about if you think, in fact, that this polling you're seeing -- the polling is literally due to what happened that night in the debate. >> we always said it would be a close election. i believe it will be. disappointed, of course, with the debate. believe the president understands his challenge now. he was shocked and surprised. many of us were. mitt romney came on that set at the first debate and said things which completely contradicted what he said in the campaign befo before. i think it caught the prz a little bit by surprise. he won't be surprised again. >> you cannot tell me that his poor debate performance was he was sitting there, stunned in front of the american public as opposed to presenting his side of the argument. people have talked a little bit about the air, pressure from the high altitude. >> high
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
to remind viewers that he does not support president obama. in the last debate, scott brown would not commit to supporting mitch mcconnell as senate majority leader. she will try to tie him to the republican party. in the last the great -- in the last debate with scott brown, he said that justice scalia was a model for him, and elizabeth warren hit him hard on that. scott brown has said that the conservative is an ideal justice for him. host: why are people paying attention to this race? guest: this is one of the closest races in the country. scott brown is one of two vulnerable republican incumbent senators, up for reelection this year. the other one being dean heller in nevada. scott brown has been ahead in some. we've kind of seen consistently her being a few points up over scott brown. there was one poll out this week that was considered encouraging for brown, showing him up again, possibly, and apparently as a result of mitt romney's debate performance. mitt romney, being a former governor of massachusetts, is very unpopular in the state. most polls have showed him lagging obama by a hu
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> that was the clip from front lines, the choice 2012, which premiers tomorrow night on pbs and here with us now, the producer, whose team spent the last year interviewing some 100 friends, family and other experts on the candidates. >> it looks like a great, great documently. i would love to see it, but for the fact it's on pbs, looks like it will be defunded. >> not if big bird has his way. >> that is so fascinating, the part of the obama story we don't hear a lot about. like bill clinton's 1980 lost. like george w. bush's 1978 loss. that's where they lose. >> romney got annihilateded by ted kennedy. just devastated. it is an eye opener to watch him in his very first debate get completely slaughtered. it was amazing and everybody in our film says that was the moment. where he said wait a minute, i better grow up. >> so, he responded one way. president obama responded another? >> well, obama had a different problem, too, which is that mic
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for president obama. he was joined by senate majority leader harry reid and shelley berkley. this is 50 minutes. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> you know, we are here at las vegas springs. this is where it all started. [cheers and applause] i spent considerable time the last few months on some of mitt romney's considerable shortcomings. [cheers and applause] but today i am not going to dwell on that. today i am going to spend my time, my allotted time to talk about barack obama. [cheers and applause] i am happy to do that because i is seen with my own eyes, as you have, how barack obama, president of the united states has changed america for the better. [cheers and applause] now, i'm going to talk just about a few things. i remember that first congress. the first legislation we passed. it was in a state, but we did it. it was the lily let you legislation. [cheers and applause] with women who do the same work on more equal claim than men. that is fair. now, also what we did under his guidance and leadership, wall street reform. so make sure that those big, bi
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
for obama care, but the house of representatives and the senate under pelosi and harry immediately exempted themselves from obama care. that is the kind of government that's crazy. if you want me to go on, i'll give you another example. the president's employment bill, the president's employment bill had provision 2a that i read myself that said it shall be an unlawful employment practice for any employment agency or any employer to fail to hire or to refer for hiring any person based upon their status as unemployed, and such unlawful practice in 2b would have been a violation of the civil rights act of 1964, and the equal employment opportunity act. those things would have immediately discouraged anybody from hiring anyone because they would have been sued no matter what. this kind of stuff is outrageously bad government by any standard whether you're a democrat or republican. it doesn't make any sense. >> steve, ron baron is standing by. he's been a long-term investor and he's got a question for you as well. ron? >> hi, steve. thanks for coming on the show. >> hi, ron. it's a pleasure. ni
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
, the house is projected to stay republican. and the senate is projected to stay democrat. and it looks like president obama has got an edge in the polls. so we're going to probably have a re-hash of the status quo, and i don't see how anything will get solved, actually. >> deep sigh, thank you so much, johnathan strong of "roll call". >>> and president obama is showed with an overwhelming lead with the latino voters, in fact, 78% say they would vote for him if it was held today. the state only has six electoral votes, but 76% of people identifying as latino, it could be a window into the november results. joining me is john ralston, host of "ralston reports." so that is a big number, what do you think of president obama's support among the latino voters. >> well, i think there are a couple of things going on, the exit polls in nevada showed that barack obama won, but i think mitt romney got himself in trouble with the latino community with the positions he took running to the right in that primary. and now, that is hurting him here in nevada. also, you have to -- realize that the democrats
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in the first round. >> the press secretary for the obama campaign told me earlier that john kerry, the senator from massachusetts will continue to play mitt romney in those boot camp debate rehearsals as they say. all right, dan thanks very much. let's get to the republican ticket right now, you might say that mitt romney is riding paul ryan's coat tails. they're in ohio a must win swing state. jim acosta is on the scene for us. >> reporter: that's right machinery and paul ryan will be out here in the town square in just a few moments, they reunited about an hour ago at the columbus airport, and according to reporters that witnessed this, they exchanged a bro hug and he said way to go. even though paul ryan says he didn't see it coming i talked to a lot of strategists last night who say they were not expecting joe bidens repeated interjections and laugh out loud performance he delivered but the debate has not just been about style it has been about substance substance, and most notably, the subject of libya. >> at breakfast, paul ryan still had his sunny si
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
't get to the senate, so he didn't try again. so president obama said he cares about campaign finance regulation has actually done very little. >> i walk in off stage better get your response. >> with got to keep this out of respect for the audience of a lot more questions. >> the mere fact the crew think something violates the law doesn't mean that it does. the fcc is the agency, the enforcement agents do with presidential employees that determines what the regulations are and when something violates the law. anybody can file a complaint with the fec. that doesn't mean someone violated the law and i hope we are all glad that is the case. it's what the plaintiffs in a judge will force the law because he was against me. the fec does not deadlock frequently. it does about three or 4% of the time. it virtually never comes up. we can go on and on and on and on almost every point. melanie, frankly don't have a clue as to what goes on. that's the fact. you don't know which are talking about. >> i would refer not to go down the road because there are more questions. >> i feel like there was
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 2:00pm EDT
would react poorly to an obama re-election. the major market indices have done very well under his administration. >> not to throw water on the entire segment, i have said i believe the senate race to be more important for the overall economy than the white house race. do you agree? >> they're both very important. obviously the structure of american government requires that the same party be in charge of everything if the system's going to work and the odds are the same party is not going to be in charge of everything after november. >> in terms of where we stand on the fiscal cliff, ben, whoever gets in, do you think that the outcome of the election is actually going to take away these so-called uncertainty that's hanging over us of the fiscal cliff or are we still going to be dangling in the air? >> we'll be dangling in the air. we're not going to get a sweeping referendum one way or the other no matters who wins the white house. you'll likely still have divided government. the theory is that basically if romney wins you are more likely to get a punt on the fiscal cliff because r
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
. also, 2008, huge election for president obama. how many points did he win ohio by? >> four. >> four. and so look to 2004. this election is going to compare to 2004. president george w. bush beat senator john kerry by 110,000 votes in iowa. he wins the presidency. this was going to be natural from day one. the obama supporters were excited about the early polls. they said that makes no sense whatsoever because this is going to be a tight election. >> lenny, quick question to you, four points is four points. no moral victory here. if he gets close, he still loses ohio, mitt romney, so doesn't the bounce need to be bigger than it is? >> no. we also thought president obama was going to knock romney out of the box and that didn't happen. the lead slunk in a way we didn't expect and the debate went a completely different direction. this bounces more than happens the campaign expected and president obama and his campaign have to fix this immediately. >> this is why we watch it. >> this is why we run. >> it's a wild ride. thank you for being on with us. take care. >>> 48 minutes past the ho
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:30pm PDT
was medicare. >> why? >> because joe biden did what president obama should have done which was to look into the camera and look at me, i'm a democrat. all right? i've been in the senate for years. we're the democratic party. we believe in medicare. we believe in social insurance. do you trust me or do you trust this 40-something-kid who comes from the world of conservative think tanks scheming to get rid of the program since its beginning and inception? who do you trust? that was just the simple question. he said, look at the reputational capital that has been built up over time in those two parties over what we are going to do. and trust yourself on who is going to vouch save medicare. >> on the issue of afghanistan, it was clear paul ryan is arguing a position, passionately, that's unpopular. i mean -- >> what is the position? >> there's no -- well, he got lost in the answers on afghanistan. i don't disagree with that at all. the point is the position the vice president was arguing which is we want to have afghan forces doing that, we want less american forces doing it, that is a pos
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the senate. and it was at 80 for a long time, eamon, things went sour. and it's -- at the same time, with president obama's improving chances, this went the opposite way. >> yeah, what's interesting here, the conventional wisdom people expect a status quo election. they expect the democrats will maintain the senate. they expect that republicans will maintain the house. but it's tightening and that could go in any direction. >> did you mention ohio? >> i did not. >> that's tightened up too. >> last i saw was five points. >> and watch -- >> ten previous. >> and watch what's going on at the presidential level. because that is important even though these aren't battleground states. i looked up the spread yesterday. if you look at the 2008 election, mid-september is where obama started to really separate from john mccain. and the graph just goes away. he starts running away with it right in mid-september. the graph this year if you look at the daily tracking polls goes the exact opposite way for obama. he was -- he had a pretty wide separation with romney and now it's completely convergi
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
night's debate. up next we're going to hear the republican side. senator ron johnson wille my guest. also michael vick's dog days may not be over. we'll tell you what he's saying now. i'm barack obama, and i approve this msage. 'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >>> welcome back, everybody. you're watching "starting point." we're coming to you from center college in danville, kentucky. that, of course, the site of last night's vi
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
republican senators. it started as the gang of six. this was a group that was frustrated two years ago when the bipartisan national fiscal commission, the commission that congress established and president obama signed into law to deal with the nation's rising debt load -- the fiscal commission not, came up with a plan, and it essentially went nowhere because they did not get enough votes from the panel to spark the next stage with these legislative actions. so, a group of six senators started meeting privately, sometimes in secret, to try to see if there was something big to do with this framework. these are very big political and policy decisions. they are very complex. they take a lot of political will at a time when congress does not seem to have that kind of will. these six, perhaps they could come up with something. they have been meeting for two years. they added two members. we could go through the list. the republican side -- senator sexy chambliss, senator mike crapo, -- senator chambliss, senator mike crapo, tom coburn of oklahoma, and and and the democratic side is mark warner,
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
into that category. the people who voted for obama last time who will vote for romney this time, those people are not that hard to find. host: he used to work at the washington post. he covered the political rise of senator john and works and his political aspirations. he worked for the detroit news for six years. comments are coming in about the comments mitt romney made to the register about abortion. one says it was a generous assessment. others would have said he lied. no abortion legislation should be. news for those liberals concerned they would be made illegal. is he demoting some who will not come out on election day? guest: his connection to them is tenuous. in his view has evolved 180 degrees for 1 u.s. governor of massachusetts. i think there is something else going on. president obama has managed to alienate those voters. it reminds me of one president clinton was running for reelection. i am telling my kids you are not supposed to use this word, but they hated him. it blinded them. . they won't up making some decisions. bob dole campaign was hexed from the start. -- they wound up
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